It has been rough lately for Flyers fans. With the NHL officially suspending the season just hours before the puck was supposed drop on March 12 in Tampa Bay for Flyers vs. Lightning, everyone was left with an empty feeling … especially given how well the team had been playing until that point.
Last night, things felt different.
NBC Sports Philadelphia re-aired a classic — Game 7 of the 2010 Eastern Conference Semifinals. The Flyers were in Boston, on the verge of making NHL history if they won this series. While we already knew how the game played out, it didn’t take away from the magic of watching it once more.
Lots of fans took the traditional approach by tweeting as if it were a re-air.
Me and the fam are watching Flyers vs Bruins Game 7 replay and cheering like we’re watching it live 😂😂— 💤ippo (@Zippody) March 23, 2020
I’ve never been more excited to rewatch a sporting event than to watch this Flyers/Bruins Game 7.— Ben (@philshirt365) March 22, 2020
The fact that every @NHLFlyers fan I follow on twitter is also watching the Flyers/Bruins game 7 should tell you everything you need to know about this fan base.— Gray Davis (@firehousedavis) March 22, 2020
Bruins fans look away, Simon Gagne is about to bury you after this commercial break #Flyers— Derek DeMaria (@thedeem10) March 23, 2020
The old Flyers Bruins game from 2010 game 7 was so awesome to watch. Yeah cause the Flyers won but watching Boston crumble made it so much better— Tom (@TomShmuk) March 23, 2020
There were also fans who were treating it as if they were watching it for the first time. It definitely added a level of excitement to the timeline.
Score Prediction for Flyers vid Bruins ECF Game 7:— phillyloverike (@phillyloverike) March 22, 2020
4-3 Flyers! Lets go @NHLFlyers
Dang, Flyers Bruins.., game 7. Flyers can make history. Coming back from being down 3 games in the series... can they do it?— 🍣 Kevin Hayes Fan Acct (@Grownupgambino) March 22, 2020
3-0 Bruins. Flyers have them right where they want em— Greg Hall (@GregTalksALot) March 22, 2020
Idk how but the flyers have done the impossible and come back from a 3 goal deficit to the bruins in the semifinals of the Stanley cup playoffs— Dave Man (@Dave_cowbear) March 23, 2020
And everyone was enjoying that famous go-ahead goal from one of the greats, Simon Gagne.
Was standing on top of the Wogie’s bar for a solid 5 minutes after that Gagne goal— Yo (@FlyGoalScoredBy) March 23, 2020
Gagne's game 7 go-ahead goal against Boston in 2010 is one of my favorite sports moments of all time.— RINO Pundit (@RINOPundit) March 23, 2020
That Gagne goal never gets old. Never ever ever.— Brooke Destra (@BrookeNBCS) March 23, 2020
SIMON GAGNE— lex (@ronlextall) March 23, 2020
It’s still hard to believe that my favorite player in Simon Gagne scored that incredible goal. I still remember being in stunned disbelief watching it.— Corey Swartz (@cswa11) March 23, 2020
The Flyers Twitter account even joined in on the fun.
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) March 22, 2020
To say the least, it was a fun night where the fans and organization came together and were able to enjoy a night of hockey. Let’s hope this continues during the re-airs throughout this drought of live games.
It helped my sanity, that’s for sure.
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